Understanding the Different Types of Broken Bones After Being Hit by a Car in Albuquerque, NM
Being hit by a car is an absolutely traumatic experience. It is also a more common experience than you may think. According to the CDC, over 137,000 people are hit by a motor vehicle each year, and roughly 6,000 of those pedestrians will die as a result of the collision. One of the most common injuries are broken bones after being hit by a car in Albuquerque, NM. This means that victims may have a prolonged recovery and may need surgery to repair the damage done. This is particularly true in collisions with tractor trailers, big rigs, buses, municipal vehicles, and other larger vehicles.
Here at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C., our experienced pedestrian hit by car lawyer knows just how devastating it can be for an innocent individual and family who are hit by a car in New Mexico. Learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation if you or a loved one are seriously injured or if a loved one is wrongfully killed after being hit by a car or another vehicle. We can help recover compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, future earnings, and other damages.
Broken Bones and Fractures
The bones of your body make up a very important structural system. They are very strong and can withstand serious force in an impact or collision. But they are not invincible. Being hit by a car can easily break even the strongest bones like the femur. Other times a broken bone can also cause secondary damage to other parts of the body such as nerves, muscles, tendons, and other tissue. Victims who are seriously injured after a broken bone may need surgery, called an “open reduction.”
There are many different types of broken bones. Some of the most common types of broken bones include the following:
- Stable fracture – a stable fracture is when the bone breaks but is in its natural position, meaning the ends of the bone did not move away from each other or are relatively close to each other
- Transverse fracture – this is when the fracture has a horizontal crack across the bone
- Oblique fracture – this is when the fracture is on an angle
- Comminuted fracture – this is when the fracture in multiple pieces when the bone breaks into three or more pieces
- Compression fractures – when the ends of the bone get crushed together and break, like in the spinal cord or legs in a fall
- Open fracture or compound fracture – when the ends of the broken bone rupture through the skin and come out, causing damage to the outside tissue as well as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other vital structures
- Greenstick fracture – when the bone bends and then breaks slightly, usually in children, and
- Many other types of broken bones after being hit by a car in Albuquerque, NM.
Learn How Our Experienced Pedestrian Hit by Car Lawyer in Albuquerque, NM Can Help You
If you or a loved one suffered a broken bone as a result of a serious collision with a car, learn how we can help your during a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. We offer a FREE consultation and handle cases throughout New Mexico, including in Las Cruces, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Hobbs, Lordsburg, or anywhere else in the state, including Albuquerque where our law office is located. Call the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. by dialing (505) 273-2978 to learn how we can help. You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact Us box located by clicking here.